How can a Chaplain serve in times of crisis?
In a country largely divided by spiritual differences, Chaplains work hard to build bridges and maintain healthy and beneficial relationships between secular and religious sectors of society to help hurting people. Chaplaincy is sanctioned by the United States government with full provision by law to provide crisis care to citizens regardless of race, creed, or religious affiliation. While most Chaplains consider themselves Christians, professional licensed chaplains deeply respect all faith traditions.
- To support and serve with spiritual, emotional, mental, and practical services.
- To support and services through training, counseling, advocacy, victim crisis response, and a ministry of presence.
- To support and serve law enforcement, government agencies, community resource agencies, businesses, non-profit and faith-based organizations to fill gaps in available services.
- To stand ready to be mobilized quickly and efficiently in a crisis.
The Lemon Test
– Trish Propson
“The greatest gift you can give is your time. People need your presence. The way you can help a soul the most is to simply be there.”
– Richelle Goodrich
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
“You were the only one that could get through the barriers to reach us. Thank you for being on-hand during our darkest hour.”
– Accident Victim
“Every time we turned around you were just there. We barely talked to you but just knowing you were there if we needed you mattered more than you know.”
– Parents of suicide victim